Hi everyone! This is Eric! I’ve been volunteering at the Crisis centre for almost a year now and I enjoy speaking to different people and just being a person they can talk through their problems with. I am constantly amazed with how people are able to work through their problems and with the strength they have inside of them, even when they don’t know it.
I work as a professional firefighter and when on fire calls I try to apply the skills from the crisis centre with people I deal with in traumatic situations. I feel better able to help these people because of the training and experience I’ve had here.
I enjoy munching on popcorn while watching a great movie or reading a good book, mostly non-fiction. I enjoy hiking during the summer and love to experience a BC forest in the rain! I also enjoy running by the water and can really let my mind wander when I’m away from the noises of the city.
I remember having to deal with my parents divorce while I was studying for my final exams in England and also going through a particularly rough breakup with my first true love. That was a tough time for me emotionally, and I know I could have done with someone to talk to then.
We’re here for you if you want to chat.